• Community Shootaround: Sixers New Eastern Favorite?

    9 days ago - By Hoops Rumors

    The Sixers went through the offseason without adding a third star to join Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons , but they finally got their man today when an agreement was reached to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Timberwolves.
    A four-time All-Star, Butler figures to provide immediate improvement on offense and defense. He will help Simmons with playmaking duties and will give Philadelphia another proven shot maker. At 29, he provides some veteran leadership on an otherwise young team along with a fiery presence.
    This appears to be the start of a long-term relationship, although nothing is set in...
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  • Carson Wentz welcomes Jimmy Butler to Philly with perfect tweet

    9 days ago - By Yardbarke

    Carson Wentz welcomed Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia with a tweet sent on Saturday. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback saw the news of Butler's trade to the 76ers and welcomed the swingman to “the best sports city in America.” In one tweet, Wentz managed to praise Philadelphia as a sports town while also showing his allegiance to the city's NBA team. The Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl last season, while the Sixers are looking for the first NBA title since 1983. Many view the Sixers as a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference.
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  • Butler gets his wish as T-Wolves deal him to 76ers: report

    Butler gets his wish as T-Wolves deal him to 76ers: report

    9 days ago - By CBC

    Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota.
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  • Ben Simmons likes 76ers' trade for Jimmy Butler: 'He's going to fit in here'

    Ben Simmons likes 76ers' trade for Jimmy Butler: 'He's going to fit in here'

    9 days ago - By USA Today

    Ben Simmons said he's looking forward to playing with Jimmy Butler and expressed optimism the 76ers' culture would appeal to the four-time All-Star.
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  • Simmons eager to play alongside Butler: 'He's going to fit in here'

    10 days ago - By TheScore

    The addition of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers' talented young core following Saturday's blockbuster trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves has Ben Simmons excited about his team's potential moving forward. "I mean you add another All-Star to the team, definitely," said Simmons when asked if acquiring Butler elevates Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference pecking order, via ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "A guy like him who can come in and score the ball, veteran leadership, experience - he's going to fit in here. Our culture is winning, playing together as a team, and playing hard. I think...
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  • Ben Simmons 'Can't Wait' for Jimmy Butler to Join 76ers, Says He'll Fit In

    10 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is looking forward to Jimmy Butler 's arrival. According to Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Simmons said he "can't wait" for Butler to join the Sixers and added, " He's going to fit in with us...
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